I’ve always liked Compilation records. Get the record because of one artist or song, and then, when lucky, you find those gems…Compilation records, sampler CDs, mix-tapes. These all hold the promise of the unknown. When I first started collecting records I would seek out compilations – often buying the recording for one or two songs that I knew of, but really looking forward to the unknown.
Today’s show represents a small varied sampling of these collections. Early blues on Yazoo, jazzy drug songs from Stash, arcane Americana from The Library of Congress and fine examples of mid-century jazz from Columbia.